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The Seventh-day Adventist Church was born out of the Millerite movement of the 1840s when thousands of Christians searched for greater understanding of biblical prophecy.
William Miller’s predictions concerning the Second Coming of Jesus initially drew 50,000 to 100,000 faithful. When the date came and Christ did not arrive in person, Miller’s followers scattered in what is known as “the Great Disappointment.”Among these believers was a group in New England that rediscovered the seventh-day Sabbath. They chose the name “Seventh-day” which refers to the biblical Sabbath, Saturday, ordained by God at Creation. “Adventist” means we’re looking for the return of Jesus Christ.
In 1863, the new Sabbath keepers officially organized into a denomination with 3,500 members worshiping in 125 churches. The first Seventh-day Adventist mission began in 1874 when missionary John Nevins Andrews worked to organize other Sabbatarians in Switzerland. The Church is now a genuine worldwide community with missions in over 200 countries.
They soon began sharing their faith outside of North America, first Switzerland in 1874, then in Russia, Ghana, South Africa, Argentina, and Japan.
Today, as one of the fastest growing Christian Protestant churches, 16 million baptized Seventh-day Adventist members live in 204 countries of the world. This includes more than 1.1 million in North America. Its humanitarian aid agency, founded in 1956, is one of the world’s leading non-governmental relief organizations.
Presently the Seventh-day Adventist Church is a worldwide community of over thirteen million members. It publishes in over 850 languages and dialects. Its worldwide health food companies annually produce over $500 million worth of products.